SOURCE: HomeGain

March 05, 2007 11:00 ET

HomeGain Re-Launches Real Estate Site

Originally Acquired by HomeGain in 2001, New Site Launch Adds Instant Home Values, Recent Home Sales and Several Real Estate Listings Databases

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- HomeGain, a leading provider of online real estate marketing solutions for agents, today announced that it has re-launched as a newly streamlined real estate website with several popular new features.

The newly streamlined site provides consumers with instant home values, recent home sales, MLS Listings access, Homes for Sale from real estate agents and partners, and a REALTOR® search function.

Instant Home Values and Recent Home Sales

In addition to a new consumer interface and enhanced real estate listings, provides users with popular Instant Home Values and Recent Home Sales data.

The Instant Home Values feature allows easy access to automated home value estimates and recent home sales, including comparables and nearby home sales, plotted on a map. By simply submitting an address for the property being researched, consumers can get a snapshot of the local real estate market and an initial assessment of their home's worth.

"The re-launch of HomeScout also marks the re-launch of our instant home valuation tool, originally provided to HomeGain consumers back in the early 2000s," said Louis Cammarosano, HomeGain's General Manager. "Unlike other instant home valuation services, we also give our visitors the opportunity to contact a HomeGain real estate agent to request a free, professional Comparative Market Analysis or CMA. The HomeScout website strengthens HomeGain's mission to connect agents with consumers."

Homes for Sale & Real Estate Listings

The new HomeScout website also provides consumers with several types of easily searchable databases with homes for sale, including:

-- MLS Listings Access

-- New Homes and Home Builders

-- Foreclosure Real Estate Listings

-- Homes for Sale by Agents and Partners

"We have compiled a comprehensive set of real estate listings from multiple partners and sources," said Jeff Miller, Director of Advertising Products and Sales for HomeGain. "Combining HomeGain real estate listings with homes for sale from other top real estate sites creates a more compelling offer for consumers. makes finding homes for sale on the Internet easier. It also provides additional reach and more highly qualified traffic for subscribing HomeGain real estate agents and partners."

MLS Listings Access is provided by subscribing HomeGain BuyerLink™ agents. New Homes and Foreclosure Listings are provided through agreements with and respectively.

The real estate database is comprised of homes for sale that have been uploaded by HomeGain's AgentEvaluator™ members, and home listings from select HomeGain partners.

About HomeGain™

HomeGain is a leading provider of online real estate solutions that connect agents and brokers with homebuyers and sellers. HomeGain offers free services for finding and comparing a local agent, researching the value of a home and viewing homes for sale. Real estate agents and brokers use HomeGain's marketing solutions to connect to consumers, promote their services and grow their business. With an average of over five million website visits per month, HomeGain is the second most visited real estate website. Acquired by Classified Ventures in 2005, HomeGain has more than 300 online partnerships, including MSN, Yahoo! and Visit

About Classified Ventures, LLC

Classified Ventures™ is a strategic joint venture among five media companies, including Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Co. (NYSE: TRB) and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO), whose objectives are to collectively capitalize on the revenue growth in the online advertising categories of automotive, real estate and rentals. To execute on its objectives, Classified Ventures has four leading businesses --,, HomeGain and Homescape. Visit

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